There is a reduced fee for 2015 only.
(also please note that this course can be booked together with Principles of Hand & Forearm Surgery taking place on 11th September 2015 at a reduced registration fee of £650 for both courses).
This is a one day hands-on cadaveric course that will cover the principles and technique of commonly used surgical approaches to the shoulder, humerus and elbow. upper limb. Thiel embalmed human cadavers will be available, giving a more realistic operating room experience. Didactic presentations on patient positioning and draping and applied anatomy will be delivered by expert faculty. Over 5 hours will be spent on cadaveric surgical dissection.
Aimed at orthopaedic ST3-ST6 trainees and SAS grades who would like to gain experience in surgical approaches to the upper limb. Numbers are limited to 10 delegates with 2 delegates for every operating site.
Aims and objectives:
To provide training in the principles and technique of common surgical approaches to the shoulder, humerus and elbow. Surgical techniques will be taught, practiced and evaluated.
On completion the delegates should be able to identify the relevant anatomy as well as the structures at risk, position the patient and drape for the various surgical approaches and recognize the respective techniques. They will have performed the MacKenzie approach to the shoulder, the Matsen deltoid-on approach to the shoulder, the deltopectoral approach to the shoulder, the anterior approach to the humerus, the lateral approach to the distal humerus and elbow, the medial approach to the elbow, the posterior approach to the humerus and elbow, olecranon osteotomy and repair. At the end of each surgical skill the participants will complete a procedural based assessment.
- Patient positioning and draping
- Applied shoulder and elbow anatomy
- MacKenzie approach
- Matsen deltoid-on approach
- Deltopectoral approach
- Anterior approach to the humerus
- Lateral approach to the distal humerus and elbow
- Medial approach to the elbow
- Posterior approach to the humerus and elbow, olecranon osteotomy and fixation
Online learning material will be available for the delegates
Delegate to faculty ratio: 2 to 1.
Mr. Simon Thomas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon NHS Tayside (co-convener)
Mr. Arpit Jariwala, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon NHS Tayside (co-convener)
Delegate and faculty assessment. Procedural based assessment offered for delegates.
RCSEd endorsement applied for.
6 CPD points accredited by RCSEd.
The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID.) for more information on our Thiel courses.